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Desmystifying Mentoring

  1. 1. Demystifying Mentoring Myths
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>When people think of mentoring, they often think of an older executive counseling a young upstart. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mentoring First Impressions <ul><li>The senior leader advises the junior employee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on his career, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to navigate the world of work, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what he needs to do to get ahead. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mentoring Main Changes <ul><li>But mentoring has changed a lot in the last few decades. </li></ul><ul><li>The traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not necessarily a thing of the past, but it's no longer the standard. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mentoring Important Aspects <ul><li>While the concept of mentoring has changed, the need for career counseling has not. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, because most careers take numerous twists and turns in today's world, it's required more than ever. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mentoring Important Aspects <ul><li>There is a lot of chaos in the world of work. </li></ul><ul><li>While mentoring has morphed, our collective thinking on it has not and many held-over myths still prevail. </li></ul><ul><li>We wrote some myths about Mentoring. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Myth 01 You have to find one perfect Mentor <ul><li>It's actually quite rare these days that people get through their career with only one mentor. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, many people have many advisors they turn to during their lives and several different kinds of networking to interact and seek for advice. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Myth 02 Mentoring is a formal long-term relationship <ul><li>Because the world moves fast and people change jobs and careers more often, a long-term advising relationship may be unrealistic and unnecessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring can be a one-hour mentoring session. </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, the advice and guidance may be richer and more relevant if it comes from someone who knows you well and understands your goals. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Myth 03 Mentoring is for Junior People <ul><li>Many people assume that they only need a mentor when they are first starting out in their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to understand that people at every stage benefit from this kind of assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you are making a career change, taking on a new role, or contemplating leaving a job, advice from someone who has done it before can be helpful. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Myth 04 Mentoring comes from people with good hearts <ul><li>Mentoring should be useful to both parties involved and should not be considered a kind of charity. </li></ul><ul><li>Before seeking out or setting up a relationship with a mentor, think about what you have to offer him. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be considered a win-win proposition. </li></ul>
  11. 11. So do you need Mentoring? <ul><li>Now that you have a better understanding of what mentoring can be, do you need it? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that mentoring can take many shapes and forms — the key is to find the right kind of advice from the right person at the right time. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Principles to Remember Do <ul><li>Build a networking of people you can turn to for advice when you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture relationships with people whose perspectives you respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of mentoring as both a long-term and short-term arrangement </li></ul>
  13. 13. Principles to Remember Don´t <ul><li>Assume that because you are successful or experienced in your field that you don't need a mentor. </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on one person to help guide you in your career. </li></ul><ul><li>Expect to receive mentoring without providing anything in return. </li></ul>
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